Handy Hint: August 10, 2011

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Handy Hint: August 10, 2011

Easier dehorning paste application

We’ve found a better way to apply dehorning paste to calves. Instead of using a wood applicator, wear a disposable nitrile milking glove and spread the paste on with your fingers. It’s much faster than using a wood applicator, and it makes it easier to get adequate coverage. It’s also more humane because the job is done before the calf starts to feel discomfort from the paste, so you don’t have to restrain a struggling animal.
Lyndon Beachy, Utah

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